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THURSDAY was Thanksgiving Day for our American friends, but the day gave us our own reasons to be thankful as well with the passage of two critical pieces of legislation in the Senate. On Thursday, by a 22 to 0 vote, the Senate passed House Bill 7727, the...

Proposed ‘Eddie Garcia Act’ needs serious review

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ZEGiqtbRiu8IMwdyvp3yf?si=8cvoD27sRIGWjjTdW7PxTg IT is, we hope, no disrespect to the memory of the late actor Eddie Garcia if we raise questions about the haste and wisdom of the initiative of the...

Should govt intervene to solve water woes?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0MuvBUZvmHQuyRBnOPFd2U?si=8rqBdJIUTdu_eLAMnAXzJg CUSTOMERS of West Zone water concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. received unwelcome news on Wednesday, when the company announced that rolling service interruptions that began on November 17 would...

Alarming lack of details in govt vaccine ‘plan’

https://open.spotify.com/episode/62mEw0dgoEvDVoirtPY8hP?si=jQq0f5-DR2uMd4equmDOaA THE government’s aspirations for an end to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis and a return to economic productivity are largely based on the assumption that one or more...

Leonen vs Calida: Test of wills bears lessons for our public life

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Qka1YhFjVThX36FINWsAV?si=KdE-dho3R0SYm8wtVtV41w IT will be tempting for the public to treat the public quarrel between Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen and Solicitor General Jose Calida as though it...

IATF should study the science and math of the pandemic

https://open.spotify.com/episode/51xA0aMgqs5vXYDBlQJNak?si=xVbv3J7xTBCraWZXJ1__Kw BEFORE the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) issues another policy pronouncement on the coronavirus pandemic such as, say, imposing restrictions on the country’s...

Filipino activists marching to off-key Leftist drumbeat

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3V4S0PD10uo1WMEMh5aCF7?si=GdwsA_csTF6-_l0yZfxDTA Activism among the youth seems to be alive and kicking across Asia. And except for the Philippines, most of the movements are pro-democracy. In Hong Kong, for instance, students...

DoLE must heed calls to protect delivery riders

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0C4lKLsWfCfe3jMafehQMG?si=jHfBNtX_Q0Gx6AnRSXT4MA A DEMONSTRATION earlier this week by several hundred delivery riders of the popular Foodpanda delivery app drew the attention of the public and organized labor to the plight of...

Leonen’s warning should be answered with another — the looming 2022 elections

https://open.spotify.com/episode/67luTowD0DKdnHwiMPWvcO?si=qsBtwPqCRwyBWbMyrN1xtg IT puzzles us to see Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen issue threats or warnings to his fellow justices and the media at a time when it is he...

In defense of journalism

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ypADnD1kLaNZyfnbwd9AC?si=5qXHt9YdRFy1KhGDhUR2Xg IN his usual weekly address to the nation on Tuesday night, President Rodrigo Duterte began his remarks with what might be charitably called an expression of extreme annoyance directed...

Give the RCEP a chance

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7muWxp3qF8UAqaNRv89wuM?si=BfEGrgkGTty4oWvLzqbGjQ OVER the weekend, 15 countries, including the Philippines, signed the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, creating the world’s largest trade pact in terms of combined gross...

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Tiamzons found guilty for 1988 kidnapping of soldiers

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Military chopper crash lands, 1 dead in Lanao Sur

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